REHOGAR is a collective exhibition and annual gathering about open design and reuse/upcycling as tools for social transformation, where the use of resources, respect for people and the environment are key issues.

In its tenth edition, REHOGAR displays an ecosystem of practices and objects that foment change in our current habits of production and consumption.

REHOGAR presents a range of different proposals in complexity and scale of application, but all have in common that they have been designed to awaken our sensitivity and instigate the change in our ways of living and relating. In its own way, each one opens and strengthens pathways towards greater social and environmental justice.

Real projects with the explicit will to provide everyday solutions, and whose value goes beyond the materiality and application of the exhibited objects. More than 40 projects from around the world that move us away from the mercantilist culture of throwaway, and bring us closer to a collective consciousness based on using, transforming and caring.




In these times of overinformation REHOGAR proposes ArchivOS, a documentation space with a selection of manuals and recipes of open source projects that we have amplified during these years, and some publications that have accompanied us in these ten editions.

A look back


We celebrate the tenth edition of REHOGAR. So this year we have complemented the exhibition and activities with a narrative of the process that has extended over a decade, which has made us grow and feel accompanied. We want to recognize the context, individuals, partnerships and the challenges we have been finding throughout this journey. In its course, REHOGAR has exhibited more than 490 national and international proposals, weaving a solid network of people, professionals and communities that activate open and replicable transformation processes from new economic, social and environmental paradigms.



REHOGAR is also a space for reflection, where questions about the relevance to evolve towards this kind of behaviours and ways to doing can be shared.

In parallel with the exhibition a series of activities will be held, with the aim of disseminating and exploring the theoretical framework; experiencing first-hand and putting into practice some of the exhibited solutions and ideas; and creating spaces for remixing and entertainment that favour the generation and strengthening of collaborative networks.

Workshop of self-production of sunglasses

Esfèrica (BARCELONA – ES)

Make your own glasses from plastic waste and using manual machinery!

Starting from the raw material, we will choose the colors for the sunglasses and we will go to the injection of the plastic using a mold. Once removed, we turn to finish the pieces and finally, the choice of color lenses.

#industrialdesign #prototyping #plasticinjection #recycling #process #semi-industrial #self-production

Thursday, October 4, from 12 to 20 h
€ 15 (cost of lenses)

Transformation of school spaces

Tipi (BILBAO – SP)

Elkartoki is an educational participative project that aims to transform school spaces driven by TIPI. Two work sessions for the generation of tools, tricks or specific methodologies to go through processes and ensure that the interventions that are carried out are not an asteroid landing in the center without guidelines.

#process #research #methodology #educationalspaces #resources

Friday, October 5, from 16 to 20 h
Saturday, October 6, 10 and 14 h

Workshop Subvert The City

Brandalism — Bill Posters (UK)

Intervening into ad spaces that usually celebrate consumption, Brandalism use subvertising as a lens through which we can view the intersectional social & environmental justice issues that capitalism creates. In this workshop, we’ll look at a short history of subvertising in the UK and beyond – as well as learning practical techniques in how to install your own campaign posters in different types of spaces.

#communication #action #activism #narratives #graphicdesign #messajes

Friday, October 19, from 16 to 20 h
Saturday 20 October, from 11 to 19 h
Sunday, October 21, from 11 to 19 h

€ 20 (material cost)
The workshop will be taught in English

Book Club:  Victor Papanek

Raquel Pelta (BARCELONA — ES)

We get familiar with the figure of Victor Papanek through a little known text: a short presentation entitled “Twelve Methodologies for Design – Because People Count” that will serve as a starting point to learn more about the author, to reflect on the validity at present, and to produce together a statement of intent as a “manifesto” about how is design we want for the immediate future.

#papanek #manifiesto # reflection #referents #change #responsibledesign

Tuesday, October 23, from 18:30 to 20:30 h
Wednesday, October 24, from 18:30 to 20:30 h



From September 21 to October 28, 2017, REHOGAR X will take place at Espai Zero, a meeting area at Fabra i Coats – Art Factory and Contemporary Art Centre of Barcelona.

Fabra i Coats — Espai Zero
c/ Sant Adriá 20. 08030 Barcelona.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 12.00 to 20.00
Sundays and Bank Holidays, from 11.00 to 15.00
Mondays closed

Free entrance



Vídeo convocatoria a proyectos REHOGAR X


Date: from September 21 to October 28, 2018.

Venue: Fabra i Coats Espai Zero — Barcelona, España

A project by:
Makea Tu Vida

With the support of:
Fabra i Coats, Fàbrica de Creació y Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona · Ajuntament de Barcelona

Curating and coordination:
Makea Tu Vida

Technical Team:
Alberto Flores, Mireia Juan, Santiago Doljanin, Ana Pérez, Rebeca Ros, Ana Guerrero.

Graphic design: Flou Flou D.A.

Photos: Eva Carasol

Video: Natxo Medina

Nau Bostik

Actitud Atelier (Grecia, Costa Rica)
Alejandra Calderón (Ciutat de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Andrea de Chirico (Roma, Itàlia)
Andreu Carulla (Banyoles, Espanya)
Bambusa estudio (Vigo/Valencia, Espanya)
Basurama + alumnos y alumnas (Madrid, Espanya)
Brandalism (Diversos països)
Cocina de Guerrilla (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Espanya)
Conjuntos Empáticos (Madrid, Espanya)
De Bigot Enrotllat (Valencia, Espanya)
Dias Bons Design (Barcelona, Espanya)
Disarming Design From Palestine + Ahmed Nasser (Birzeit, Palestina)
ecoBirdy (Amberes, Bèlgica)
Elisa De Simone (Ciutat de Mèxic, Mèxic)
Esfèrica (Barcelona, Espanya)
FACCyR – CTEP (Argentina)
Fairphone (Amsterdam, Països Baixos)
Freedome (València, Espanya)
Gambiologia (Belo Horizonte, Brasil)
Grupo Bondi (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Isaac Cores Irago (Vilagarcía de Arosa, Espanya)
Jorge León Pérez (Madrid, Espanya)

Kodai Iwamoto (Tokyo, Japó)
Lendi (Barcelona, Espanya)
Luis G. Sanz (Madrid, Espanya)
Marina Fernández Ramos + tejedoras y vecinxs de Valverde de La Vera (Madrid, Espanya)
Nukak (Barcelona, Espanya9
Oficina Remake (Belo Horizonte, Brasil)
Open Source Ecology (Estats Units d’Amèrica)
Orekari Estudio/ Enter This (Madrid/Pamplona, Espanya)
Pola Salicka and Ruhan Chen (Varsòvia/Hang Zhou, Polònia/Xina)
Polimeer (Amsterdam, Països Baixos)
Precious Plastic (Helmond, Països Baixos)
Projeto Vizinhança (Porto Alegre, Brasil)
Rita Koralevics (Budapest, Hongria)
System Design Studio (Barcelona, Espanya)
Tipi (Bilbao, Espanya)
Todo Por La Praxis/TXP (Madrid, Espanya)
Tunipanea (Bilbao, Espanya)
Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Veneçuela)
Yoel Cruz Design (Barcelona, Espanya)

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